I just realized that I am a barbarian when it comes to writing. But I am not entirely sure, so this might be the right place to ask. When typing display-mode formulae do you guys add a period after ...
I learned most of my math font rendering from watching others (for example, I draw ζ terribly). In most cases it is passable, but I'm often uncomfortable using fonts like Fraktur on the board. ...
I have extracted URL links from a number of webpages and many of the webpages contain the same set of links (or subsets) as other webpages. I have ~1000 webpages and ~10 links per webpage. What is an ...
I have some statistical data from which I want to graph the means and use the standard deviations as error bars. However this produces a graph with some of the error bars passing below zero. A ...
What kind of things do you find that help you get the "creative juices flowing," to use a tired cliche, when you're stuck or burnt out on a problem? I've read about some studies that suggest listening ...
I know how to pronounce Dijkstra's name correctly (hear it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edsger_W._Dijkstra). But I'd like to know how people usually say his name. I've heard it in many ...
Most math papers have few figures, if any, although sometimes a well-chosen figure can be a tremendous help in understanding mathematical concepts. Does anyone have any examples of notable uses of ...
Let's learn about writing good mathematical texts. For some people it could be especially interesting to answer about writing texts on Math Overflow, though I personally feel like I've already ...
This question is basically from Ravi Vakil's web page, but modified for Math Overflow. How do I write mathematics well? Learning by example is more helpful than being told what to do, so let's try to ...